NJL, my school ties their annual dinner in with their scholarship drive. The students who received scholarships from alumni funds came to the dinner and were introduced to the attendees. Some of the classes fund a scholarship and others donate scholarship money in memory of a teacher or student. I'm thinking about establishing one in memory of my brother.
They hold the alumni dinner in the school cafeteria to keep the costs down (I spent four years avoiding that cafeteria) so that most of the money the diners paid went to the scholarship fund. After the scholarship winners were presented, the MC asked people if they would like to donate for a scholarship for next year and sent the seniors around with buckets to collect money. As a recipient of three scholarships when I graduated, I was happy to contribute because I know how much it helps.
When I'm old, I don't want them to say of me, "She's so charming." I want them to say, "Be careful, I think she's armed."
Fact of Life: After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says W T F